After successful exhibitions in 2022, including Herts Visual Arts Showcase at Living Crafts and taking part in Herts Open studios, Julia is looking forward to showcasing her work in her home town of Bishop's Stortford at the Big Makers Fair at Southmill Arts Centre on 25th and 26th February 2023.
Although relatively new to surface design, Julia's patterns are already starting to gain attention. Her work has been exhibited at Adobe Max in Los Angeles and her designs have won awards during Summer and Winter Schools hosted by Make it in Design, a global online design school. Julia is also really excited for her first fabric collection which will be available soon from www.dandelionfabricandco.com in the USA.
Julia is beginning to create a range of beautiful products featuring her designs. Please see the links below or contact Julia directly for details. firstname.lastname@example.org
Julia is also happy to discuss licencing and collaborations. Please contact her for more information.
Julia's lovingly executed paintings, patterns and prints celebrate her love of detail in the natural world.
Julia is a British artist and surface pattern designer from Bishop's Stortford in East Hertfordshire.
From an early age Julia has been an adventurer at heart, whether it has been roaming wildly around the countryside she was fortunate enough to grow up in, or travelling to different places, always with a sketchbook or camera to record inspiration.
Julia is fascinated with the history of ornament and pattern throughout many different cultures and even as a teacher of art and design, with a wealth of knowledge to draw on for inspiration, she is always keen to keep learning. This sense of history is reflected in her work and choice of colour palettes, giving a vintage quality and a real sense of times gone by. Her beautiful patterns and designs show elegance and sophistication with an exceptional level of detail.
Julia loves spending time in the garden and when she isn't sketching or photographing the plants and the creatures that visit, she is often found working in the garden. Planting flowers and experimenting with colour combinations is just another way to express her creativity. Naturally flowers and plants feature extensively in Julia's work, and many have been grown in her own garden.